ESTHER STEPHENS  Musician & Actress I grew up in Howick, East Auckland. Music was something you kind of didn’t have a choice with in my family.  Dad had been playing instruments and writing songs his entire life, my mum and sister were both musical and my brother was in a band called Artisan Guns. So … More ESTHER STEPHENS


DICK FRIZZELL Artist At primary school we had to cover our exercise books in brown paper then decorate the paper. I would cover mine in all sorts of drawings of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. It wasn’t long until I was singled out for being the person who could do this thing that other people … More DICK FRIZZELL


LUCY O’CONNOR Founder & Chief Hustler at Monday Hustle  I’m one of four girls, which is pretty full on. I grew up in Wellington and lived there until I was eighteen. I don’t think that I was really the right person for school or university. As much as I enjoy learning, I’m a very curious person who … More LUCY O’CONNOR


 URZILA CARLSON Comedian                    I grew up in a state of civil unrest in the middle of the apartheid regime in South Africa. It was quite a violent time and you were always aware that big brother was watching. It was just mum and us three kids … More URZILA CARLSON

Welcome to Project 365

inspire: verb fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative. inspiration: noun the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative. inspirational: adjective the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions _______________________________ What does it mean to … More Welcome to Project 365


After calling the UK home for the last three years, Christchurch singer-songwriter and producer Laura Lee Lovely has returned home to New Zealand with a stunning debut solo release, Eden, a four track EP that showcases a beautiful mix of upbeat pop-synth sounds and orchestral flourishes, not to mention Lovely’s mesmerising vocals that she honed … More INTERVIEW: LAURA LEE LOVELY TALKS DEBUT EP ‘EDEN,’ & SONGWRITING